Community Engagement & Trainings for Sustainable Development in Irbid Governorate, Jordan
Emergency Architecture & Human Rights (EAHR)
Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:
- Rahma Worldwide, Aid and development
Overordnede mål :
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improved livelihood opportunities for Syrian refugees and low-income Jordanians in the area of Irbid Governorate, Jordan.
Umiddelbare mål :
The immediate objectives are (1.) Mendah is a better-established organisation with the capacity to develop and manage locally relevant projects based on the effective engagement of the community in the implementation of community-based activities and strategies; and (2.) The local community members have an enhanced awareness of the local environment and are integrating environmentally-sustainable strategies into their day-to-day work processes contributing to improved sustainability of natural resources and reducing their vulnerability to climate change effects.
The target groups of the intervention are: 4 members among the personnel of Mendah (expecting 2 women + 2 men) holding functions such as e.g. project assistant, project management relevant for the managerial supervision of the following community-based activities; 4 additional members among the personnel/volunteers of Mendah (expecting 2 women + 2 men) who have previously engaged in community-based activities and are going to engage in the facilitation of the community activities; 75 community members who have experience/worked/are working in the field of farming and/or construction (25 women, 25 young people, 25 men); 100 community members who have experience/previously worked/are working in the construction field (assuming: 30 community members who have partaken to A2.1.1 (15 men + 15 youth) + 70 additional community members); 100 community members who have experience/previously worked/are working in the farming/agriculture fields (e.g. local farmers; low-skilled farmers) (assuming: 45 community members who have partaken to A2.1.1 (25 women + 10 men + 10 youth) + 55 additional community members); 200 community members who have taken part to the activities A2.1.1; A2.2.1; A2.3.1 (75 community members from A2.1.1 + 70 additional community members from A2.2.1 + 55 additional community members from A2.3.1);
Traditionally accustomed to sudden influx of population fleeing from conflicts from neighbouring countries, the high influx of Syrian refugees has pushed Jordan’s absorptive capacity to its limits. The existing physical and social infrastructures are overstretched negatively impacting the country’s ability to continue providing assistance to Syrian refugees whilst maintaining adequate service levels for Jordanian citizens. Gradually shifting weather patterns, more extreme temperature conditions and more intense droughts are affecting poor people in Jordan’s rural areas whom are depending on agriculture and rural livelihood for their income and food security. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improved livelihood opportunities for Syrian refugees and low-income Jordanians in the area of Irbid Governorate, Jordan. Through the adoption of participatory methods and capacity building activities, the project points to foster the engagement of community members in the area of Irbid by mobilising them to adopt environment-friendly activities in agriculture and construction and improving their access to knowledge and resources to mitigate climate change effects.